THE CHRISTMAS STORY
Wow! We've now gone through the story of Christmas and what Christmas truly means! We've learned from God's Word those wonderful Christmas characters who were involved in the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
We started with the lives of Zacharias and Elizabeth, Mary's cousin and the mother of John the Baptist and have ended with not only the birth of Jesus, but also with the presentation of Jesus in the temple and the treasured lives of both
Simeon and Anna.
THIS WAS AND IS GREATEST NEWS EVER TOLD
Without the news of Christ's birth and what it means, not only back than... but today as well there would be no real reason to celebrate. However, this is the great news with the most important reason to not only celebrate and observe
but to proclaim to the world:
"A Savior... our Savior was born in Bethlehem!"
God had set a world in motion through a very special young virgin girl, a rare and unique couple, bearing an extraordinary child, in a special place, at a most memorable time, for a very absolute, excellent, and valuable purpose!
God out of His immense love for us sent His son Jesus with a message of authentic, active and living LOVE!
SO, THIS IS CHRISTMAS
Each Christmas is a reminder of God's boundless and enduring love for us and for the entire world. Christmas is a wonderful opportunity for each of us to join with God... in proclaiming the most profitable and priceless gift that this world has ever known or ever will know.
The most precious gifts we can give to our family, our children, our friends, and those we don't even know, are gifts that announce and demonstrate God's Love and His gift of salvation through Jesus Christ's death on the cross!
Every Christmas is a reminder of God's everlasting love for me, for you and for anyone that will believe and invite Jesus into their hearts and lives.
THIS GREAT NEWS IS FOR WHOSOEVER WILL BELIEVE
God's love is amply revealed in this well known verse.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.
God loves you and I so much that he sent Jesus with a message of love and as a believer, Christmas is a reminder of that love! The Bible tells us of a love only God could bestow upon us:
Beloved let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God. He that loves not knows not God; for GOD IS LOVE.
1 JOHN 4:7-8
GOD LOVES US SO MUCH HE GAVE HIMSELF FOR US
The Bible tells us very clearly that salvation cannot be earned through works. The Apostle Paul writes:
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any
man should boast.
We can not earn nor do we deserve God's precious love, but we can receive it through the precious gift God sent one day... long ago... Jesus Christ!
THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION IN LIFE
The most important question you could ever ask yourself is; will you accept God's wondrous and marvelous gift?
It is both as simple and profound as a genuine, heartfelt
prayer, asking Jesus to forgive your sins and to enter into
your life, so you can live your life for Him!
Eventually, we will all answer to God when we meet Him
face to face, either by death or when He returns for His children. You don't want to be "left behind" my friends, because eventually "every knee shall bow," before Him!
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
So, the question is, "Have you believed, have you received the
"King of Kings" and the "Lord of Glory" into your life??"
Christmas... when in the HEART of man, woman or child is the reason we can celebrate "Life In Christ Jesus" each and
There is no sin that is so great that Jesus death and the blood he shed... can't forgive!
Jesus Is Crucified for You and I
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God...
Who Am I
by: Casting Crowns